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Spend more time with friends and family with our quick & easy holiday recipes, including cookies, appetizers, and desserts.

Healthy Appetizer Ideas for New Year Party

There are only a few hours left till the end of 2017. The whole world is excited to bring in another year. Everyone is waiting for celebrate the end of the year and start a new year. Most of us are thinking about the new year party and food. New year’s eve menu should be special and healthy. A good and healthy food is very important to start a new year that brings good luck and health for you and your family. Healthy food is not only for your health but it also helps to keep you happy and satisfied. In this blog post, I have listed some new years eve house party snack ideas. These healthy and tasty appetizers are very good to start your meal on new years eve.

Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Crostini tastyfix

Sweet Potato Crostini is one of my favorite party appetizers because it is very simple and easy to make.In this appetizer, some sweet potato slices placed on toasted bread These small bite-size appetizers can be topped with different types of toping on it.

 

Stuffed Brussels Sprouts tastyfix

If you have craving for some creamy and crunchy stuffed Brussels sprouts then this is a perfect recipe for you. These tiny brussels sprouts are stuffed with garlic and different types of herbs. This baked and crispy bites will make your party memorable.

 

Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Mushrooms tastyfix

This recipe is the combination of two recipes one of them is Jalapeno Popper and other is Stuffed Mushrooms. You can make this recipe by assembling the bacon, pepper and cheese into the mushrooms. This is a perfect appetizer for your house party.

 

Crispy Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus tastyfix

Crispy Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus is a super easy appetizer recipe. In this recipe, asparagus is wrapped in very thinly sliced prosciutto. This recipe can be prepared with only some basic ingredients. After assembling all the stuff bake these small appetizers until crispy.

 

Easy Iceberg Wedge Salad tastyfix

Any meal is incomplete without a salad so this is a good option for new year eve party salad. Icebergs are the green and crunchy lettuce. This salad is made with bacon, ranch dressing, cheese and chopped fresh basil.

Chicken Bacon Bites tastyfix

This is a yummy party friendly appetizer because everyone like to have these bite-size pieces of chicken wrapped in bacon. To add some awesome barbecue flavor you should serve this with some homemade barbecue sauce.

 

Tortellini Caprese Bites tastyfix

Tortellini Caprese Bites are the best appetizer skewers idea for parties. These caprese bites can be served with basil vinaigrette. This is a very simple and attractive homemade recipe for the special party occasion.

Little Crab Cakes With Wasabi Mayonnaise tastyfix

This is a very flavorful appetizer recipe. It is made with wasabi powder and crab cakes. These little crab cakes are served with some mayonnaise.

Cool Antipasto Kabobs tastyfix

Antipasto Kabobs are some fantastic party appetizer. You can make flavorful skewers of vegetables or yummy and delicious bites of sausage, meat, shrimp and cheese.

Roasted Sweet Potato Fries tastyfix

Sweet potatoes are really very delicious and healthy also because it contains vitamin and carb. Cut your sweet potatoes into wedges and baked it until it becomes crispy. Serve this delicious and hot appetizer to your party guests.

Celebrate Christmas With These Tasty Recipes

New Year is coming and everyone is planning ahead for the celebrations. All the family and friends will gather around to celebrate the New Year. In this article, we have collected a list of recipes that you must try this New Year:-

  • Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

  • Photo Courtesy: Food Network

    Rachael’s stuffed mushrooms contain the filling of onions, peppers and Sweet Italian Sausage.

  • Sour Cream Coffee Cake

    Photo Courtesy: Food Network

    This rich and tender coffee cake has a finishing of nutty cinnamon sugar and also has a maple glaze drizzle.

  • Bacon-Wrapped Pineapple Shrimp

    Photo Courtesy: Simply Scratch

    Use pineapple and bacon to wrap shrimp and make it crispy by sauteing. It is very sweet and salty recipe.

  • Prosciutto Bread

    Photo Courtesy: Me So HungryThis appetiser is easy to prepare. It is prepared with French bread dough and slices of prosciutto that are shaped in the form of a log.

  • Lemon Capellini with Caviar

    Photo Courtesy: Food Network

    This is a perfect recipe of lemony buttered pasta that is topped with caviar. It is best for special occasions. It can be prepared very fast.

  • Cinnamon Buns

    Photo Courtesy: Food NetworkPre-made bread dough is used to prepare these Cinnamon Buns so that these can quickly get to your breakfast table.

  • Good Morning Muffins

    Photo Courtesy: Sydney Benner

    This sweet orange muffin is prepared with cinnamon-sugar topping. It is very easy to prepare for breakfast and is very healthy.

  • Chocolate Hazelnut Tart

    Chocolate Hazelnut Tart

    Photo Courtesy: Te CakeChocolate Hazelnut Tart is perfect for New Year celebrations. The chocolate chips form a rich batter and has pieces of nutty hazelnuts.

  • Breakfast Bake

    Photo Courtesy: Simply Recipes

    Hearty egg bake can be prepared ahead and soaked till breakfast time. You can use crusty stale bread as it absorbs more creamy egg custard.

  • Breakfast Sausage Casserole

    Photo Courtesy: My Baking AddictionThis is a very easy breakfast casserole. It uses croutons and the bread is cubed. You can use sage sausage for fragrance.

Gluten free Dessert Recipes

The word ‘Gluten’ is a very confusing term for those who don’t know or are not interested in healthy diet. Gluten is a kind of protein which is bad for health. In a simple word wheat is the main source of gluten and use of wheat on daily basis will cause Celiac disease. Disease caused specifically by wheat and the proteins it contains.
There are thousands of gluten-free recipes on the internet. But here we share some important gluten-free recipes for all occasions and in addition lots of useful tips and information related to cooking and baking gluten-free.

Paleo Thin Mints

Paleo Thin Mints

One of the best recipes to combine dark chocolate and peppermint extract. Gluten-free Paleo Thin Mints melts in your mouth.


Peanut Butter Cream Sandwich Cookies

Peanut Butter Cream Sandwich Cookies

For a delicious snack, try these sandwich cookies that feature peanut butter cream between two cookies.


Gluten-free apple tart recipe

Gluten-free apple tart recipe

Gluten-free or grain-free Apple tart recipe best for Christmas holidays. It takes no time to prepare this healthy dish.


Lemon Coconut Bars

Lemon Coconut Bars

This delicious homemade Lemon coconut bar recipe gives the best flavor when cooked in a traditional way.


Coffee-Caramel Creme Brulee

Coffee-Caramel Creme Brulee

Super excited to share this Coffee-Caramel Creme Brulee recipe. This tasty coffee-caramel takes only 15-20 minutes to make and the end result is absolutely delicious.


Hot Raspberry Soufflé

Hot Raspberry Soufflé

Hot Raspberry Soufflé recipe is the best recipe for your next dinner party. Easy to prepare and delicious in taste.


Orange And Almond Cake With Mascarpone

Orange And Almond Cake With Mascarpone

When you come to gluten-free or grain-free diet. This is one of the best recipes for gluten-free food. Orange and almond give you vitamins and minerals. Serve orange and almond cake with Mascarpone.


Raspberry Jam Macaroon Bars

Raspberry Jam Macaroon Bars

Healthy homemade Raspberry Jam Macaroon Bar recipe makes the winters better. It’s easy to make and contains protein and minerals. Great recipe for winter holidays.


The Best Christmas and Holiday Recipes

We all know December is the month of holidays and also the biggest festival of the year that is Christmas. And we all wait for Christmas celebrations every year. This year your Christmas holiday meal is going to be delicious and easy to make.

Here, we present some best Christmas recipes :

Prime Rib Roast

This delicious Prime rib roast recipe is best for Christmas dinner. It is easy to make at home.


Yorkshire Pudding

Everyone wants a Yorkshire Pudding and you can serve it with beef and gravy.


Shrimp Scampi

The delicious Christmas Shrimp Scampi is super quick and easy to make. It takes only 15-20 minutes.


Cioppino

This is a homemade recipe for you. If you love seafood then this Cioppino fish stew is definitely made for you.


Old Fashioned Glazed Ham

Old Fashioned Glazed Ham makes an easy old-fashioned style ham for Christmas or any holiday with your family.


Christmas Stuffing with Bacon

Mix all of the ingredients together like applewood-smoked baconchicken brothbrown ricewild ricekosher salt. Stuffing with bacon gives traditional flavor.


Creamed Spinach

Another homemade recipe that is very delicious.


Reindeer Brownies Recipe

These reindeer brownies are perfect for Christmas. All family members and friends gather under one roof and enjoy these brownies.


 

Top 10 Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the 4th Thursday of November each year. Historically, this day was a religious celebration that was meant to thank God. But, traditionally it is celebrated to mark the arrival of first pilgrims in USA.

On Thanksgiving Day we give gratitude to the things that are good in life. This is the day, we celebrate with family and friends and have grand parties. This is one of the major festivals of USA that is celebrated with family and friends. Some traditional dishes included in the Thanksgiving meal are Roasted turkeys, Corns, Cranberry sauce, Pumpkin pie and Potatoes.

This day is celebrated with great enthusiasm and people exchange gifts like jewellery, flowers, chocolates, baked cookies, chocolates etc. with each other.

In this blog post, we have collected top recipes for Thanksgiving.

  • Fresh Corn Spoonbread 
    Photo Courtesy: Southern Bite

    If you are looking for a good replacement for cornbread, you should try this simple spoonbread recipe.

  • Spinach and Artichoke Dip 
    Photo Courtesy: Quick & Easy Recipes

    This easy and quick recipe of dip is very delicious. It mainly contains chopped frozen spinach, cream cheese and artichoke hearts. It also contains 3 kinds of grated cheeses that include Parmesan, mozzarella and gruyere.

  • Sweet Potato Souffle 
    Photo Courtesy: Food Network

    Creamy mashed sweet potatoes are topped with buttery and crunchy pecans. This is a perfect recipe for Thanksgiving. It is a very tasty sweet potato casserole recipe.

  • Sausage and Herb Stuffing 
    Photo Courtesy: SheKnows

    The stuffing is generally made with croutons/bread. You can add chopped vegetables for additional stuffing.

  • Smoked Turkey 
    Photo Courtesy: Town and Country Meats

    Cold-cut smoked turkey is different from barbecued turkey due to its ham-like texture and smoke flavor.

  • Old-fashioned Cornbread Dressing 
    Photo Courtesy: Food Network

    This recipe is very delicious. It is moist and seasoned with onions, celery and sage. This is a classic recipe of Thanksgiving that is a part of celebrations every year.

  • Pumpkin Mousse 
    Photo Courtesy: Food Network

    This is a very delicious pumpkin dessert and is easy to prepare as no baking is required. This is very rich and creamy.

  • Green Beans with Bacon 
    Photo Courtesy: Food Network

    This is a delicious and sweet side dish of green bean casserole. It consists of great ingredients like pecans and bacon.

  • Grilled Turkey 
    Photo Courtesy: Food Network

    This is the best way of cooking a Turkey. Although, not a very traditional way of cooking, the process gives you a juicy and tender turkey.

  • Tomato Vegetable Casserole 
    Photo Courtesy: Food Network

    The main ingredients used in this recipe are carrot, onion, potato, sweet potato, zucchini and bell pepper. Make sure that each of the vegetables are of the same size when cut.

10 Best Italian Pasta Recipes

Italy is famous for its different types of cuisines and pasta is one of the most popular dish in the world. You can find different types of shapes and sizes of the pasta in the whole world. This world-famous Italian dish is the best comfort meal. You can choose different kinds of pasta like fusilli, penne, spaghetti with different kind of sauces such as tomato sauce, creamy white sauce or garlic butter sauce. You can also choose between vegetarian pasta or non-vegetarian pasta.

we have different types of quick and easy pasta recipes that can be prepared in 30 minutes or less.

Pesto Alla Genovese

The main ingredient of this dish is Basil leaves which provides it a natural green color. It also includes Garlic, Olive oil and Grated Parmigiano Cheese is added on the top of the dish just before serving it.

Bucatini All Amatriciana

This traditional recipe originated in Amatrice, a small town in Rome. The recipe is based on sauteed onions mixed with meat and tomatoes and a pinch of black pepper. This peppery pasta is a guaranteed way to delight your taste buds.

Pasta Alla Carbonara

Pasta Alla Carbonara is not a saucy dish because carbonara is a dressing. It is a simple dish that requires only a few ingredients to dress some fresh pasta. Egg yolk is the main ingredient, with some bacon and Pecorino cheese.

Spaghetti Aglio E Olio

This dish traditionally comes from the Abruzzo region. This less expensive and delicious dish can be prepared by using some simple ingredients. The sauce is prepared with pressed garlic and lovely olive oil and some chopped parsley.

Ravioli Di Ricotta E Spinaci

It is a freshly made pasta dish which contains a specially made pasta. This pasta is stuffed with ricotta, spinach, some Parmigiano Reggiano, cheese, egg, salt and pepper. The sauce is made with unsalted butter.

Penne Alla Bolognese Bianco

This meat-based pasta recipe is prepared with some ingredients like tomatoes, fried garlic, olives and ground meat. It is generally served with some cheese and peperoncino on the top.

Farfalle Al Salmone

This famous Italian dish is prepared with some special ingredients like Farfalle pasta, unsalted butter, sour cream, smoked salmon fish, red caviar and little amount of vodka.

Fettuccine All Alfredo

This is an egg based White Sauce Pasta recipe with its silky smooth and aromatic sauce made from butter and milk.

Orecchiette

Orecchiette is a homemade pasta commonly found in a southern area of Italy. This is a small,round shaped, white coloured pasta. It looks like delicious little ears on your plate. The main ingredients are rapini or broccoli.

Ravioli Lasagna

Ravioli Lasagna Is almost epic baked pasta dish. This delicious Italian cuisine is made with the layers of meat, cheese, mushroom and red tomato paste. Just these four ingredients are able to do the magic in your mouth.

10 Best American Street Food Recipes

America is famous for its street food culture. American people want to eat comfort food and American street food hits the spot every time. Be it New York, Chicago, San Francisco, or Los Angeles, every American street has their own delicious street food. There are many famous food trucks, food vans and food carts who provides the ready to eat mouth-watering street food with some American twist. There is much variety of American street food but we are going to provide you America’s most popular street food recipes.

 

american hot dogs

A small piece of grilled or steamed sausage, served on a half sliced bun and loaded with mustard, onions, dill pickles, cheese, ketchup, mayonnaise, and chili. This is the most favorite street food in America.

american hamburgers

A well-cooked patty made with ground beef, chicken or turkey sandwiched in a burger bun with some toppings like onion, tomato, lettuce, cheese and ketchup is enough for satisfying the cravings of Hamburger lovers.

 

american doughnuts

Doughnuts are always loved by American foodies. These ring shape fried delicious doughnuts are found all over the United States. There are many flavors, varieties of this street food. Save your appetite for this sweet street food.

 

american pizza

Pizza is for everyone either vegetarians or meat lovers. You can choose the different variety of toppings like cheese, tomato, chili, onion, pineapple and pepperoni. People used to go pizza parlors to have pizzas made in the American style.

 

american Burritos

The round flat tortilla stuffed with meat, rice, salsa cheese and other delicious toppings makes this dish an American-Mexican delicacy. These special fusions are loved by all in the US and are the best street foods.

 

american waffles

Waffles are known for its unique size and shape cooked between two plates called waffles maker. This famous street food comes with an endless variety of toppings and combination of so many ingredients.

 

american pretzels

This twisted shape baked bread became a famous American street snack. Pretzels are generally seasoned with salt and served with a flavorful mustard dip.

 

american crepes

Crepe is a very thin fresh pancake made of buckwheat flour, egg, butter and milk. Generally filled with sweet and savory ingredients like fruits, cream and vegetables. You can find it any time of the day on US streets.

 

american churros

Churros is an tasty fried pastry with a curvy shape. This unique pastry is made of only a few ingredients like egg, butter and flour and covered with powdered sugar and cinnamon. You can enjoy it with a hot cup of chocolate.

 

american apple Pie

Apple Pie is a classic double crust pastry. It is the most popular and iconic dessert in American cuisine. This pie has a flaky and buttery flavor filled with sweet apples and covered with wonderful aromatic cinnamon powder.

 

Popular Food Recipes for Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

The Hawaii Food and Wine Festival involves finest Master chefs around the world. The chefs create dishes that are derived from the fresh flavour of Hawaii. The two-week event features dozens of esteemed international chefs. It’s a rare opportunity to experience a combination of international Food and Wine talent, in one location. Wines from the world are available to inhale and drink throughout the event. In this article, I am sharing some of the main recipes that are loved by everyone in Hawaii Food & Wine Festival.

Chocolate Almond Bacon Bars
Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

It is a good combination of all delicious Ingredients like dark chocolate, heavy creambaconalmonds.


Red Berry Hibiscus Lemonade
Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

Red Berry Hibiscus Lemonade is made of fresh fruits which are available in the local market of Hawaii. It is an easy and refreshing drink throughout the festival.


Deviled Ham
Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

Deviled Ham comes in a  delicious range of recipes and is a wonderful way to use leftover meat.


Pineapple Coleslaw
Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

This pineapple coleslaw recipe cannot be easier to make and is most of the time served with salad and other meals. Add extra blue cheese as a finish.


El Diablo Recipe
Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

Superb! This is an excellent cocktail. It is also called a classic tequila-based cocktail. You can mix with ginger beer.


Shoyu Ramen
Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

Shyu Ramen is a Japanese noodle recipe. It is primarily a noodle soup, most usually made with pieces of dried kombupork, 3-2 large eggs.


White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Ice Cream
Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

Very easy and delicious white chocolate chip macadamia nut ice cream. Everyone’s favourite throughout the festival.


Kalua Pork
Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

This is the easiest way of making traditional Hawaiian kalua pork.


 

10 Spooky Halloween Recipes

Halloween is a holiday that is celebrated annually on October 31. It has its origins in old European traditions. In ancient times, Celtic festival of Samhain was celebrated in which bonfires were lighted and costumes were worn to drive off ghosts. It was during 8th century that Pope Gregory III declared November 1 as the time for honouring saints. Then, All Saints Day included some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before that was known as All Hallows Eve and later as Halloween. As time passed, Halloween started to develop into a day of activities like carving jack-o-lanterns and trick-or-treating. This day is celebrated around the world with costumes, gatherings and sweet treats.

In this blog post, we have collected a list of recipes for Halloween:-

  • Halloween cupcakes
    Photo Courtesy: Chef Julie Yoon

    You can bake these Halloween cupcakes for the little kids. The cupcakes are prepared with black velvet sponge and the icing is done with scary faces. It is prepared with simple icing methods. They are really very good.

  • Pumpkin Hummus
    Photo Courtesy: LaaLoosh

    This recipe is a great change from the usual hummus. If you are throwing a Halloween party, you can carve this pumpkin to make creamy hummus.

  • Halloween Brownie Pizzas
    Photo Courtesy: Ottawa Family Living Magazine

    Try this pizza for Halloween. You can make spiders on top of the pizza in many ways.

  • Halloween Toffee Apples
    Photo Courtesy: Kidspot

    These toffee apples can be easily prepared by anyone. The kids love to eat them. They are perfect for Halloween.

  • Spider’s Web Cake
    Photo Courtesy: YouTube

    This is a real showstopper for Halloween. The dish has icing of Swiss meringue buttercream. Any Halloween party is incomplete without this chocolate sponge.

  • Day of the Dead cookies
    Photo Courtesy: Food & Wine Magazine

    Celebrate Halloween or the Day of the Dead with these scary cookies. You can carve the cookies into any shape like witches, pumpkins, ghosts and cats.

  • Zombie Fingers
    Photo Courtesy: MyRecipes

    These creepy and severed zombie finger cookies will scare you before you eat them.

  • Chocolate Bat Cookies
    Photo Courtesy: Betty Crocker

    These chocolate cookies, which are in the shape of bats are a perfect Halloween treat.

  • Frankenstein Cupcakes
    Photo Courtesy: Pinterest

    This Halloween, create your own monsters with this easy recipe.

  • Funny Faces
    Photo Courtesy: Pinterest

    Everyone laughs at funny faces. If someone makes funny faces or draws them on paper or on cookies.

Best German Oktoberfest Recipes

Oktoberfest is the world’s largest beer festival in Germany. It traditionally starts on the last weekend of September and ends the first Sunday of October. It is the almost two-week festival held every year in Munich, Germany.  Millions of people from around the world visit Munich every year. People enjoy a wide variety of traditional German dishes. We present to you some of the best Oktoberfest-related recipes:-

Sausage And Sauerkraut Fritter This recipe is perfect for an evening snack. Sauerkraut fritters are served with sweet sauce.


Belgian White Beer Cookies With Orange IcingThis is another homemade recipe, very easy and fast to make and good to taste.


Fried Apple Pie RecipeMaking an apple pie has never been so easy. Buttery rich layers of tender cake give you delicious taste.


Potato Salad With Horseradish Potato salad with horseradish recipe is a very popular dish throughout the festival. Everyone loves it because steamed potato gives a great taste. 


Beer Cheese SoupThis creamy soup recipe of German origin is great in taste. Everyone loves Beer Cheese Soup on Oktoberfest festival.


Chicken and Dumplings This is very easy and tasty way to make that Southern favourite meal that everyone loves.


Easy Meatloaf RecipeThis is the best ever Meatloaf and it is easy to make. You can also make this dish at your home with some common ingredients like meatloaf, eggs, bread etc.


Fresh Herbed Quark SpaetzleThis recipe makes dinner great. Quark Spaetzle is a soft, fresh cheese with a texture similar to that of yogurt. It is very delicious.